The Official Home of Catamount Athletics





Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Hayesville, N.C.
High School: Hayesville HS


2018-19: Saw action in 32 games primarily coming off the bench...Scored a career-high 12 points against Hiwassee...Grabbed a career-best three rebounds against College of Charleston...Made his first career start against Southern Miss...Finished in double figures in three games.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a four-time All-Smoky Mountain Conference selection including an honorable mention as a freshman ... Was honored by the Asheville Citizen-Times three times with All-Western North Carolina team selections ... Was a two-time first-team All-District honoree and twice named the Hayesville High School Male Athlete of the Year ... Supplanted his older brother, Zach, as the all-time leading scorer in Hayesville High history with 1,958 career points ... Averaged 27.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 3.0 steals per game as a senior ... Scored a school-record 704 points as a junior while also setting the single-game record with 46 points ... Over the season, averaged 28.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.0 steals per game for Hayesville ... As a sophomore scored 17.9 points per contest while helping lead the Yellow Jackets to a Smoky Mountain Conference title and a 23-5 record.

Personal: Is the son of Jenny and Michael Cottrell ... His father, Michael, played collegiate basketball at Lenoir-Rhyne after scoring over 2,500 career points as a prep ... His older brother, Zach, played men's basketball at Appalachian State. ... Grandfather, Steve Cottrell (145-133), coached at Western Carolina for 10 seasons from 1977-87, earning Southern Conference Coach of the Year plaudits in 1979-80 ... Uncle Todd Cottrell played football at Western Carolina while his aunt Laura played basketball at Clemson.

View Full Bio
Cats Top the Dogs in Cullowhee
Catamounts Top Mocs in Chattanooga
Catamounts top Bulldogs in Weekend Match-up